A Louisiana woman was arrested after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate’s bail has a “strong odor of marijuana.”
Tuesday, March 10th 2020, 4:05 PM EDT
Tuesday, March 10th 2020, 4:42 PM EDT
ASHLAND, La. (AP) – A Louisiana woman was arrested after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate’s bail has a “strong odor of marijuana.”
Stormy Parfait, 33, showed up at Ashland jail on Friday to pay the bond fee for an inmate being held there on drug charges, Terrebonne Parish deputies said in a statement.
After catching a whiff of the cash, a detective searched her car while she was still at the jail, The Associated Press reports. They found nearly $40,000 more inside, along with about 100 Klonopin pills and a food stamp card that wasn’t registered to Parfait, according to the sheriff’s statement.
Investigators found hundreds of additional pills and cash as well as marijuana, cocaine, and paraphernalia, during a search of Parfait’s home later, news outlets reported. Four unattended children, there were turned over to a relative.
Parfait was arrested for multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs, four counts of illegal use of a controlled drug in the presence of persons under 17, taking contraband to or into a correctional institution and other related charges, authorities said.